(Nashville, TN) It was a special, ground-breaking day for StowTown Records as it received a record number of nominations during the Gospel Music Association Dove Awards Press Conference held Wednesday morning at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena.
A total of 16 nominations were announced for the fast-rising label in anticipation of the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards to be held October 7 at Allen Arena.
StowTown co-founder Wayne Haun, who received an astounding 15 total nominations during the event, was named as a nominee for the prestigious Producer of the Year award by guest presenter Gordon Mote. One of Southern Gospel’s most popular and well-known performers, producers, songwriters, and arrangers, Haun is a 14-time Dove Award winner.
Meanwhile, Haun himself announced the nominees for Southern Gospel Album of the Year that included Oh What A Savior by Ernie Haase & Signature Sound and The Lord is Good by The Collingsworth Family.
In addition, â€œSearch Me O Godâ€ from the Cathedrals Family Reunion album as well as â€œThat’s Whyâ€ by Ernie Haase & Signature Sound were each announced as finalists for the Southern Gospel Performance of the Year.
Cathedrals Family Reunion was also nominated for the Special Event Album of the Year.
Â Both the Song of the Year as well as the Southern Gospel Song of the Year category nominations included â€œI Can Trust Himâ€ by The PerrysÂ along withÂ â€œThat’s Whyâ€ by Ernie Haase & Signature Sound.
Devin McGlamery’s â€œAs Long As You Will Walk With Meâ€Â and TaRanda Greene’s â€œStrongerâ€ were each selected as a finalist in the Inspirational Song of the Year category.
For Country Song of the Year, â€œLove With Open Armsâ€ by Doug Anderson as well as â€œWhile I Still Canâ€ by McGlamery were each nominated.
The final two StowTown nominations included McGlamery’s Love Is A Verb making the final list for Inspirational Album of the Year, while Anderson’s Drive was announced as a nominee for Country Album of the Year.
All winners will be announced at the awards show on Tuesday, October 7. The GMA Dove Awards, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. CT, will air globally on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN).